Packerstats 2020: Game 14, 24-16 win over the Carolina Panthers

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 24-16 win over the Carolina Panthers in Green Bay on Saturday, December 19, 2020.

  • The Packers had a 21-3 lead at halftime. It was the seventh game this season where they scored 20 or more points in the first half, most of any team in the league in 2020. Houston, Baltimore, Kansas City, Miami and Tennessee have each scored 20 or more points in the first half in five games.
  • This was the sixth game this season where the final outcome was eight or fewer points. The Packers are 4-2 in those one-score games.
  • Aaron Rodgers had a TD pass to Robert Tonyan in the first quarter giving him 40 for the season. He became the first QB in NFL history to have 40 or more TD passes in three seasons (Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Dan Marino each had 40+ TD passes in two seasons). Rodgers also becomes the second 37-year-old to have 40 or more TD passes in a season; Manning also did it in his 37-year-old season.
  • The Pack has now won six of their last seven games played on Saturday.
  • Green Bay has now won four of their last six games versus the Panthers. Ironically, they beat Carolina by the same score, 24-16, in 2019. Each of the last four games against the Panthers was decided by eight points or less.
  • Green Bay has now won 11 of their last 12 home games against NFC South teams.
  • Since 2010, the Packers are 67-18-2 in games at Lambeau Field, a .782 winning percentage. That’s the second-best home winning percentage of all NFL teams since 2010. The New England Patriots top the list with a 73-13 record at home (.849 winning percentage) since 2010.
  • The Rodgers-to-Tonyan TD pass in the first quarter was Tonyan’s 10th TD reception this year. With Davante Adams’ 14 TD receptions this season, Tonyan and Adams become the first Packers teammates to have 10+ TD receptions in the same season since 2016 when Adams and Jordy Nelson each had 10+ TD receptions. It also happened in 2014 with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
  • The Pack scored first in the game and is now 29-11-1 (.720) since 2016 in games where they score first.
  • Rodgers was sacked five times in the game, the 14th game since 2015 where a Packers QB was sacked five or more times in a contest. The team is 4-10 in those games.
  • Rodgers had a rushing TD in back-to-back games for the first time since Games #1 and #2 in the 2016 season.
  • The Packers did not have a turnover in the contest, the 10th game this season. That ties them for the second-most turnover-less games in an NFL season. The 2010 Patriots hold the record with 11 games without a turnover in the 2010 season. The Packers can tie the record with no turnovers in one of their two remaining games and break the record if they do not have any turnovers in each of their last two games this season.
  • Aaron Jones had 20 carries for 145 yards in the game. The 145 yards tied for the third-most rushing yards in a regular season game for Jones. It was also the 11th 100-yard rushing game in his career. The Packers are 10-1 in those games.
  • Jones also had a TD run in the game. Since the start of the 2019 season, Jones has 19 rushing TDs, tied with Christian McCaffrey for most in the league.
  • Green Bay had a 21-10 lead going into the fourth quarter. Since 2010, they are 56-1-1 in games when they have a lead of 10 points or more going into the fourth quarter.
  • The Packers had 195 yards rushing in the game, the second game this season where they had 195 or more yards rushing (they had 259 in Week #2 versus the Lions). The last time they had two games in a season where they had 195 or more yards rushing in a game was in 2013. In the Super Bowl era (since 1966) the Packers are 55-5-3 in games when they amass 195 or more rushing yards in a game.
  • Rodgers had only 143 yards passing in the game. In all the games he has started at QB for the Packers, it was the eighth game of his career where he was under 150 yards passing. It was, however, the first of those eight games that the Packers won.
  • Davante Adams has seven receptions for 42 yards, 6.0 yards per catch. That 6.0 yards per catch was the lowest in a game since a November 3, 2019 game against the L.A. Chargers. It was tied for the sixth lowest yards-per-catch in a game (games with at least one reception) for Adams of his 98 career regular season games.
  • The Packers offense had 291 total yards in the game. Since 2015, they are 7-13 in games where they have less than 300 yards of total offense.
  • Green Bay had 29:09 Time of Possession in the game, only the fourth game this season where they lost the T.O.P. stat to their opponents.
  • Adrian Amos had a sack, seven combined tackles and three passes defended for the Packers defense in the game. It was the first time since 2009 that a Packers defensive player reach these numbers in a game (Charles Woodson had a sack, seven combined tackles and four passes defended in a 11-26-2009 game against the Lions).
  • Za’Darius Smith had sack in the game. He is the first Packers defensive player to have 10 or more sacks for the team in back-to-back seasons since Clay Matthews did it in 2009 and 2010.
  • The Packers held the Panthers to 16 points. They have now won 14 straight games when they hold the opposition under 20 points in a game. Since 2010, Green Bay is 55-9 (.859) in games where they hold opponents under 20 points in a game.

Packerstats 2020, Game 13, 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions in Detroit on Sunday, December 13, 2020.

  • The Packers started the final ¼ of the season with a win over the Lions. From 2010-19, the Packers were 27-13 in Games #13, #14, #15 and #16. That was tied for the second-best record (and the best record of NFC teams) in the final four games of the season in the last 10 years. Topping the list were the New England Patriots with a 30-10 record. The Pack was tied at 27-13 with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • The Packers have now won four straight against the Lions. They have also won four of the last six games on the road against the Lions.
  • The Packers are 13-6 in divisional games played in December since 2010.
  • Green Bay has now won seven of their last 10 road games played in December.
  • Usually if the Packers don’t score first in a road game, it doesn’t bode well for a victorious outcome. Since the 2015 season, the Packers are 8-16 in road games when their opponents score first in the contest; the Lions scored first in yesterday’s battle.
  • Davante Adams had a receiving TD for the eighth straight game. It is the longest streak since Antonio Brown caught a TD pass in eight straight games in 2018. If Adams can catch a TD pass in his ninth straight game next week against the Panthers, he would become the ninth player in NFL history to do so. The NFL record is 13 straight games with a TD reception by Jerry Rice.
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling had a TD reception in the second quarter. The Pack is 6-2 in games when MVS has a TD reception.
  • The Packers had four sacks in the game, one each by Dean Lowry, Rashan Gary, Darnell Savage and Kenny Clark. The team has had at least one sack in 12 of their 13 games this season. They are 9-0 in games this season when they have two or more sacks in a game. When they have zero or only one sack in the game, the team is 1-3 this season.
  • For the fourth game this season, the Packers’ offensive line did not allow a sack. The team is 4-0 in these games. The last time they had four games in a season where they did not allow a sack was back in 2008.
  • With three games remaining in the season, Aaron Rodgers has 39 TD passes and only four interceptions. There has been only three times in NFL history that a QB has had 40 or more TD passes in a season with less than 10 interceptions. Tom Brady first did it in 2007 with 50 TD passes and eight picks. Rodgers has already done it twice; he had 45 TD passes and six interceptions in 2011 and 40 TD passes and seven interceptions in 2016.
  • The game was tied at halftime, 14-14. Prior to yesterday’s game, the Packers were 3-10 in their last 13 games when they were tied at halftime on the road.
  • Rodgers scored on a seven-yard TD run in the third quarter. It was the 30th rushing TD of his career. The Packers are 17-11 in games when Rodgers scores a rushing TD.
  • Rodgers accounted for four TDs in the contest (3 TD passes and one rushing TD). Green Bay is 16-2 in games when Rodgers accounts for four or more scores in a contest.
  • Tight End Robert Tonyan caught his ninth TD of the season. He became the fourth Packers tight end to have nine or more TD receptions in a season. Paul Coffman tops the list with 11 TD catches (1983) followed by Keith Jackson with 10 in 1996. Coffman (1984) and Bubba Franks (2001) each had nine TD receptions for the Packers as a tight end.
  • Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 133.6 in yesterday’s game. It was the 12th game this season that he had a Passer Rating over 100. The record for most games with a Passer Rating over 100 is 13, jointly held by Patrick Mahomes (2018) and Rodgers (2011).
  • Green Bay had 12 penalties in the game, most in a single game since October 7, 2018. They are 10-7 since 2010 in games when they have 10 or more penalties in a contest.
  • Davante Adams had seven catches for 115 yards, the 22nd 100-yard game of his career. He is now tied with Donald Driiver for fifth on the team’s all-time list and will tie Greg Jennings with 23 100-yard games with his next 100-yard game. James Lofton tops the list with 32 games with 100 yards receiving as a Packer player.
  • Mason Crosby connected on a 58-yard field goal in the game and is now a perfect 15-for-15 in field goals this season. Five kickers in NFL history have gone the whole season and not missed a field goal attempt (minimum of 15 field goals attempted). Indianapolis’ Mike Vanderjagt holds the record in this category; he went 37-for-37 in field goal attempts in 2003. Minnesota’s Gary Anderson went 35-for-35 in 1998.
  • The Packers are now 10-3 this season. It’s the first time they had back-to-back double-digit win seasons (they won 13 games last year) since 2015 and 2016. Head Coach Matt LaFleur becomes the fifth Packers coach to have back-to-back double-digit win seasons. The others were: Mike McCarthy, Mike Sherman, Mike Holmgren and Vince Lombardi.
  • Green Bay has now swept their two games against the Lions in a season in consecutive years.
  • The Lions had only 51 yards rushing in the game. The Packers have now won seven straight games when they hold the opposition to less than 60 yards rushing in a game.
  • The Packers tied a team record with their ninth game this season where they did not have a turnover. That ties the team record set by last year’s squad. They can break the team record by having no turnovers in one of their final three games. The 2010 New England Patriots hold the NFL record with 11 games that season where they did not have a turnover. They also have the second-best record in this category with 10 games with no turnovers in the 2016 campaign.
  • The Pack scored 31 points and had 410 total yards in the game. They have now won 19 straight games when they score 30 or more points with 400+ offensive yards in a game. Since 2010, Green Bay is 30-1 in games where they tally 30+ points and 400+ total yards in the same game.
  • The Packers won the Time of Possession game with 35:30 to the Lions 24:30. The Pack has now won 20 of their last 22 games when they have 35:00 or more T.O.P. in a game.
  • Here’s the odd stat of the day: Za’Darius Smith did not have a tackle or a sack in the game. Smith has had 29 combined tackles in six home games with 7.5 sacks. In seven away games, he has 16 combined tackles and three sacks.

Packerstats 2020: Game 12, 30-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 30-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Green Bay on Sunday, December 6, 2020.

  • Another week, another set of milestones reached… Aaron Rodgers had three TD passes, making him the first QB in NFL history to have five seasons with 35+ TD passes. He broke the four-way tie held with Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning. Brees holds the record for most 30+ TD pass seasons with 10. He is followed by Brett Favre and Peyton Manning (9 each), and Brady and Rodgers with seven each. Rodgers also tallied his 400th TD pass in his career. He became the seventh player to reach this mark, and did it in the fewest games (193). The others on the list: Brady, Brees, Manning, Favre, Dan Marino and Philip Rivers. Rodgers now has 400 career TD passes yet has less than 100 career interceptions (88). Brady is the only member of this 400-TD Pass Club to have less than 200 career interceptions (190).
  • While Rodgers now ranks seventh all-time in career TD passes, he is tied for 134th on the all-time list for his 88 career interceptions.
  • The Packers are now 17-4-1 in home games since 2018.
  • Green Bay is now 32-13 in December games since 2010. They are 19-4 in home games in December since 2010.
  • The Packers have now won six of their last eight games against the Eagles.
  • Green Bay is 32-16 since 1970 (the merger) against NFC East opponents at Lambeau Field.
  • The Pack has now won 11 of their last 12 games at Lambeau Field when they win the coin toss.
  • The Packers defense had seven sacks in the contest, their first seven-sack game since Week #4 in the 2018 season. The Packers are 30-1 all-time when they have seven or more sacks in a game; their only loss came in a game in 1951.
  • The Packers were held scoreless in the first quarter. Since 2000, Green Bay is now 25-19 in games at Lambeau when they do not score in the first quarter.
  • Davante Adams caught a TD pass for the seventh straight game. It is the longest active streak in the NFL. Catching a TD pass in eight straight games has happened only 15 times in NFL history. Jerry Rice did it twice; plus he holds the record for the longest streak… 13 games.
  • Robert Tonyan had a TD reception, the third straight game with a TD reception for him.
  • Kingsley Keke had a pair of sacks in the game, the second game this season he had two or more sacks. The last player to have multiple games with two or more sacks for the Packers in a single season was last season when ZaDarius Smith had four multi-sack games and Preston Smith had two such games.
  • The Packers had a 14-3 lead at halftime. Green Bay is 20-1-1 (since 2015) when they have a lead of 10 or more points at halftime.
  • Adams had two TDs in the game, the fourth game this year where he had two or more TDs. The team record for most games in a season with two or more TDs is seven held by Ahman Green in 2003. Only four Packers players have scored multiple TDs in five or more games in a season: Green did it twice, Aaron Jones (last season), Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor.
  • Adams ended the game with 10 receptions for 121 yards. It was his ninth career game where he had 10 or more receptions and 100+ receiving yards. The NFL record is 21 held by Andre Johnson. Adams’ nine games places him tied for 24th on this all-time list.
  • For the second game this season, the Packers punt return team allowed the opponents to return a punt for TD. It is the first time since 1964 that the Packers have allowed two or more punt returns for TD in a season. In 1949, the Packers allowed three punt returns for TD.
  • Aaron Jones had 15 carries for 130 yards, his first 100-yard rushing game since Week #2 against the Lions.
  • Jones has now had 10 or more rushing attempts in 17 straight games. It is tied for the 12th longest streak in team history. Ahman Green had a 66-game streak where he had 10 or more rushing attempts for the Pack, a team record.
  • Darnell Savage intercepted a pass for the second straight game. He is the first Packer to have interceptions in back-to-back games since 2018 when Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had interceptions in three straight games in Games #2-#4 that season. The Packers have now won 21 of their last 22 games when they intercept a pass.
  • Rodgers had three TD passes and no interceptions, the eighth game this season he had three or more TD passes and no picks. That ties his NFL record that he holds jointly with Tom Brady. Brady had eight games with 3+ TD passes and no interceptions in 2007; Rodgers first accomplished this in 2014. Rodgers is third on the all-time list with 54 games with three or more TD passes and no interceptions. He is one behind Drew Brees. Brady tops the list with 61 such games.
  • The Packers scored 14 points in the second quarter. It was the 10th game (out of 12) this season where they tallied 10 or more points in the second quarter. To give some perspective, they have scored 10+ points only once in the first quarter this season; scored 10+ points in the third quarter four times; and tallied 10+ points in the fourth quarter in three games this season. They were held scoreless in the second quarter only once this year… the 38-10 loss to Tampa Bay.
  • Green Bay has now won 22 of their last 23 games when they scored 30 or more points. Since 2015, the team is 27-2 when they put 30 or more points on the scoreboard.
  • The Pack has won 12 straight when they hold the opposition under 17 points in a game. Since 2015, the team is 24-1 when they allow less than 17 points in a game.
  • Rashan Gary tied a career high with 1.5 sacks. Green Bay is 5-0 in games when Gary has a sack.

Packerstats 2020: Game 11, 41-25 win over the Chicago Bears

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 41-25 win over the Chicago Bears in Green Bay on Sunday, November 29, 2020.

  • Davante Adams had six catches in the game giving him 505 for his career with the Packers. He became the fifth Packers player to reach 500 career receptions with the team joining Donald Driver, Sterling Sharpe, Jordy Nelson and James Lofton. What makes the achievement even more noteworthy is that the Packers are only the third franchise in NFL history to have five players with 500 or more career catches with a team. The others: New England and the L.A. Chargers.
  • Aaron Rodgers had 211 yards passing in the game pushing him above the 50,000 yards passing for a career. He became on the 11th player in NFL history to reach the 50,000 passing yards mark in a career. You might have found it hard to imagine that Rodgers would’ve reached 50,000 yards passing in his career after sitting on the bench as Brett Favre’s backup his first three years in the league. It’s interesting to note that of the 11 players who have reached 50,000 yards passing, Rodgers is the only one who had less than 1,000 yards passing after three seasons in the league. After his first three seasons in the league (2005-07), Rodgers had accumulated a grand total of 329 yards passing. The only other member of this club who had less than 5,000 yards passing after his first three years in the league was Philip Rivers who had 3,536 yards passing after his first three season in the NFL.
  • The Packers have now won four of their last five home games in November.
  • Since the 2010 season, the Packers have gone 17-4 versus the Bears. Two of those losses came in Green Bay, two in Chicago. The win over the Bears was the Packers 100th in the series (regular season and playoffs). The Bears have won 95 and the two teams have tied six times.
  • The Packers are 7-9 since the 2015 season in Sunday night games, but since 2010, the team is 9-1 in Sunday night games played at Lambeau Field.
  • Green Bay has won nine of their last 10 games against divisional opponents (Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota).
  • Adams tied the team record with a TD reception in his sixth straight game.
  • Adams has now amassed 900 or more yards receiving in four seasons with the Pack. The leader in this category is Donald Driver who had seven seasons with the teams with 900 or more yards receiving.
  • Darnell Savage had a pair of interceptions for the Packers, the first multi-interception game of his career. The last Packers player to have two or more interceptions in a game was Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on December 18, 2016 also against the Bears.
  • Preston Smith had received a lot of criticism for his less-than-stellar play, but he atoned for those negative remarks with a full stat line on Sunday. Smith a sack and fumble recovery for TD. He became the first Packers player since Dean Lowry (December 3, 2017) to have a sack, fumble recovery and TD in the same game.
  • Green Bay had three takeaways in the game. They have now won 17 of their last 18 games when they have three or more takeaways in a contest.
  • The team did not have a turnover in the game for the seventh time this season in 11 games. They have now won 10 straight games when they do not have a turnover in the game.
  • The Packers held a 27-10 lead at halftime. They have now won 59 straight games at home when they have a lead of 17 points or more. The only home game they have lost when they had a lead of 17 points or more was in 1957.
  • The Packers offense ran the ball 39 times for 182 yards. They are 28-5-1 since 2000 when they have 180 or more rushing yards in a game. They have won seven of their last eight games when they gain 180 or more yards on the ground in a contest.
  • Rodgers had four TD passes. Green Bay is 25-3 in games when Rodgers has four or more TD passes.
  • Rodgers had 211 yards passing to go along with his four TD passes. It was the second fewest passing yards in a game where he had four or more TD passes. Back on September 28, 2017, he had four TD passes and only 179 yards passing in a 35-14 win over the Bears at Lambeau Field.
  • Jamaal Williams had a TD run in the game. The team has won its last four games when Williams has a TD run.
  • The Pack’s offensive line did not allow a sack in the game, the third time this season. The last time they did not allow a sack in three games in a season was in 2010. The team has now won nine straight when they do not allow a sack.
  • Aaron Jones had 17 carries for 90 yards and Jamaal Williams had 17 carries for 73 yards. The last time the Packers had two running backs total 70 yards rushing in a game was December 13, 2015 when Eddie Lacy ran for 124 yards and James Starks had 71 in a game versus the Dallas Cowboys. The last time they had two running backs each carry the ball 17 times or more in a game was all the way back on December 12, 1993 when Edgar Bennett had 18 carries and Darrell Thompson had 17 carries in a game versus the San Diego Chargers.
  • Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 132.3 in the game, the highest Passer Rating against the Bears since September 13, 2015 when he had a 140.5 Passer Rating against the Bears in a 31-23 win.
  • The Packers dominated in the time of possession with 37:44 TOP. Since 2010, the Packers are 14-1 when they have 37:00 or more time of possession in a non-overtime game.

Packerstats 2020: Game 10, 34-31 loss to Indianapolis

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 34-31 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

  • The Packers scored 28 points in the first half and did not score in the second half until a last-second field goal tied the game and sent it into overtime. It was the 10th time in team history that they scored 28 or more points in the first half and three or less points in the second half. It was, however, the first time in team history that they lost a game when they scored 28 or more points in the first half and three or less points in the second half.
  • This was the Packers first overtime loss since they lost 23-20 to Miami on 10-17-2010. The Packers are 9-6-2 in overtime games since 2000.
  • The Pack has a 7-3 record through the first 10 games of the season. In 12 of the 21 seasons since 2000, the Packers had seven or more wins through the first 10 games of a season.
  • Green Bay has now played five games in Indianapolis versus the Colts and has never won a road game there. Since 1985, the Packers are 3-7 all-time against the Colts. They are 1-7-1 in road games versus the Colts since 1967.
  • In five games against the Packers, Philip Rivers has averaged 355 yards passing per game. The only other team that he has averaged more than 355 passing yards is against the Dallas Cowboys (369 yards per game).
  • Green Bay has now lost seven of their last eight road games in November. Since 2013, the Pack is 5-13 in November road games.
  • The Packers are 7-8 in their last 15 games that have started at 3:25pm (CST).
  • Green Bay had four turnovers in the contest. The last time they won a game when they had four or more turnovers was in 2010 when they four turnovers in a 28-26 win over Detroit. Since 2004, the Packers are 3-19 in games when they have four or more turnovers.
  • In their three losses this year, the Packers have seven turnovers. In their seven wins this year, they have one turnover.
  • The Packers scored first in the game on a Aaron Rodgers-to-Robert Tonyan TD pass. Prior to yesterday’s game, the Packers had won seven of their last eight games on the road when they scored first.
  • Aaron Rodgers threw an interception in the game. The Packers are 5-4 since 2018 in games when Rodgers has an interception. Rodgers also threw an interception in last week’s game. The last time Rodgers threw an interception in three straight games was in the first three games of the 2017 season.
  • Aaron Jones had a rushing TD in the game. Since 2018, only three players have 30 or more rushing TDs: Todd Gurley (38), Derrick Henry (37) and Aaron Jones (30).
  • Christian Kirksey had an interception for the Packers. It was the third pick in his career. All three of his interceptions came in a loss.
  • Davante Adams had a TD reception, the 10th of this season. It is the fourth season in his career that he had 10 or more TD receptions. He became the 23rd player in NFL history to have 10 or more TD receptions in four or more seasons. Randy Moss and Jerry Rice top the list, each with nine seasons with 10 or more TD receptions.
  • Rodgers had three TD passes and 311 yards passing in the game. It was the 38th regular season game in his career that he had three or more TD passes and 300 or more yards passing. The Pack is 30-8 in those games. His 38 games ranks fourth all-time behind Drew Brees (67), Tom Brady (57) and Peyton Manning (46).
  • Green Bay held a 28-14 lead at halftime. It was the first game since 1997 that they lost after scoring 28 or more points in their first half. Interestingly enough, that 1997 game was also against Indianapolis in Indianapolis. The Packers lost that gamer 41-38 after having a 28-27 lead at halftime.
  • The Pack held a 28-25 lead going into the fourth quarter. It was the first game they lost after having the lead going into the fourth quarter since November 15, 2018 when they lost to Seattle after having a four-point lead going into the final quarter.
  • Green Bay had only 27:49 time of possession in the game. Since 2018, the Packers are 4-6 in games when they have less than 28 minutes time of possession in a contest.
  • Green Bay avoided being shutout in the second half with a last-second field goal by Mason Crosby to tie the game and send it into overtime. Since 2000, Green Bay has lost 19 of 22 games when they were shutout in the second half.
  • The Colts had 116 penalty yards in the game. Prior to yesterday, the Packers had won 10 of their last 12 when their opponents have 100 or more penalty yards in a game.
  • The Packers amassed only 66 yards rushing in the game. Since 2013, they are 7-10 in games when they have less than 70 yards rushing.
  • Up until yesterday’s loss, the Packers had won 20 consecutive games when they scored 30 or more points. Their last loss when they tallied 30 or more points in a game was October 30, 2016 when they lost to the Atlanta Falcons 33-32. Since 2012, Green Bay is 42-5 when they score 30 or more points in a game.